Click here to Skip to main content
LATEST HEADLINES - NBA NEWS

Jefferson back with Spurs after opting out of deal


Posted Jul 21 2010 3:50PM

SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Richard Jefferson is returning to the San Antonio Spurs after opting out of his old contract that would have paid him $15 million next season.

The Spurs announced Wednesday they have re-signed the veteran swingman. Terms were not disclosed, though Jefferson was willing to part with his bloated deal that expired next summer for longer-term security.

Jefferson struggles with the Spurs after being traded from Milwaukee. The Spurs took on his hefty contract hoping the 30-year-old would bring a jolt to their championship core of Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili.

Jefferson's 12.3 scoring average was the lowest since his rookie year, though coach Gregg Popovich has stood by him.

SEARCH NEWS
LATEST VIDEOS
photoStarters: Bosh back to Miami, Wade too?
The Starters talk about what the future holds for the Miami Heat with Chris Bosh back in the saddle.
photoStarters: LeBron Back to Cleveland
The guys discuss LeBron James' return to the Cavs, and what it means for Cleveland and the NBA landscape.
photoTop 10: July 11
Count down the top ten plays from Friday night's action from the 2014 Summer League games.
photoDaily Zap: July 11
Get the quick recap from Friday's action of the 2014 Summer League games.
photoOff the Radar Performer - John Shurna
John Shurna scores 21 points on 6 for 9 shooting, with 5 triples and 3 steals to lead Toronto over the Lakers.

Copyright © NBA Media Ventures, LLC. All rights reserved. No portion of NBA.com may be duplicated, redistributed or manipulated in any form. By accessing any information beyond this page, you agree to abide by the Privacy Policy / Your California Privacy Rights and Terms of Use. | Ad Choices Ad Choices

NBA.com is part of Turner Sports Digital, part of the Turner Sports & Entertainment Digital Network.